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Rising Stars: Meet Liberated Sound

Today we’d like to introduce you to Liberated Sound.

Hello Liberated Sound, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
I first picked up a microphone and performed my first rap song when I was 8 years old in church.

It wasn’t until a few years later I would find myself more passionate about creating music. I was 13 years old when I realized that writing songs were something I really loved. I was never really good at sports, but it seemed that writing came naturally to me.

I was a troubled teen, even though I had the support of my parents and my church. However, it seemed that street life was calling me at a young age. I was faced with wanting to live the “street life” but also wanting to do something positive.

I remember being 13 years old when my cousin and I broke into an undisclosed place and stole some items. I felt so guilty, but I thank God no harm came to us. Looking back, I realize how that could have changed the course of my life had anything happened. Not too long after, my cousin broke into another place, but this time without me. He got caught and did some time. I realized I needed to change. And I did.

My brother and I formed a rap group with some friends in Avondale, AZ at our local church. We then started creating music and found ourselves getting booked pretty quickly. Little did I know we would disband the group sometime after. I moved to Casa Grande, AZ, where my parents pastored a church.

I rapped alongside my brother “Gabriel”. We learned how to create beats and record ourselves in one of our rooms. We didn’t have money for studio time or beats, so we made everything work on an old Dell Windows XP pc we had. We traveled to many cities performing until one day we decided to venture off as a solo artists.

I then became Liberated Sound.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
I dealt with a lot of self-doubts. I would miss some opportunities because I wasn’t confident enough in my abilities. I learned a long time ago to put my faith and trust in God and I can overcome anything. That’s where my strength and confidence come from.

Just like any business or activity, money was also a challenge. It took me years to purchase the right equipment to build my home studio. When it came to purchasing beats or studio time, I found it easier/cheaper to do it myself. I was fortunately blessed with a brother who made most of my beats at no charge.

We helped each other a lot. I just hope he doesn’t send me an invoice someday.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I specialize in creating music.

Although recently, I have been into photography, video editing, and helping out others with media projects. My goal is to have an impact on people whether I become known or not. If I can inspire someone to do good, I feel I’ve done my job.

At this point, I’m pretty content with the things I’ve done. I have been able to bring my music to places I’ve never thought I would. At one point, I’ve performed in Mexico and even Romania. I was featured in my town’s newspaper when I was 19, and that felt great.

However, I’m always striving to grow and have more impact while I’m still here. I want people to know that where they came from doesn’t matter, it’s where you’re going that counts.

What do you think about luck?
Rapping kept me out of a lot of trouble.

If I didn’t turn my life around at a young age, I’d probably have ended up in a terrible situation or even locked up. The number one reason for my success is God. If I didn’t have him, I’d have nothing.

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